MCEDC Digest, January 22, 2016
Program News & Announcements
EDC Speaker Series

Mark your calendars for the EDC Spring Speaker Series events! 

Tuesday, February 2 
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
IBS 155A
Steve Radelet, Former Chief Economist of USAID
(details below)

Wednesday, February 10 
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
DLC Collaboratory  (DLC 1B70)
Jeff Walters, EDC Alumni

Saturday, March 5 
5:00 pm -6:30 pm
DLC Collaboratory   (DLC 1B70)
Avery Bang, Bridges to Prosperity and Joel Hartter, CU Boulder

Tuesday, April 12 
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
DLC Collaboratory   (DLC 1B70)
TBA
Upcoming Presentation by Steven Radelet, former Chief Economist of USAID

Tuesday, February 2
4:00 pm - 5:00pm
CU Boulder, Institute of Behavioral Science
Room: IBS 155A

Join us for an interesting talk by Steven Radelet on his stimulating new book  The Great Surge:The Ascent of the Developing World Radelet is the  Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development at Georgetown University and  Non-Resident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution. His new book discusses progress in reducing poverty, improving health, increasing incomes, expanding health, reducing conflict, and encouraging democracy within the past two decades.  The Great Surge tells the story of this unprecedented progress and discusses  why it happened, and what it may portend for the future.
Colorado WASH Symposium












March 1-2, 2016
CU SEEC Building 
4001 Discovery Drive
Register here

The WASH Symposium is an annual student-run event designed to provide a platform for sharing and expanding knowledge in the field of water, sanitation, and hygiene in the context of development. The symposium brings together leaders and WASH practitioners in social enterprises, the private sector, NGOs, academia, and development agencies. The event includes many speakers and panel discussions on relevant topics. Registration is free, but space is limited, so sign up now to guarantee yourself a spot. 
Other Events
Environmental Design Lecture Series

Monday, January 25
Various Other Dates
5:47 pm
ENVD 134

Check out the Environmental Design Lecture Series. Many speakers have topics relevant to development. The next lecture is Tuline Gulgonen on Monday, January 25. Tuline is a researcher in child studies and a consultant on child's rights and will be sharing her work on children's agency and citizenship and methodologies to research with children and include them in decision making processes. See the attached poster for information on other speakers. 
A Dialogue with Ambassador Chris Hill

Wednesday, January 27
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Register  here

Ambassador Christopher Hill, Dean of the University of Denver's  Josef Korbel School of International Studies ,  will speak at the  Posner Center  on January 27th to dialogue with guests about students and international field work, Korbel's academic programs and his experiences working in developing countries. In addition to overseeing the Josef Korbel School, Ambassador Hill is author of the book  Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir , a monthly columnist for  Project Syndicate , and a highly sought public speaker and  voice in the media  on international affairs. Ambassador Hill is a former career diplomat, a four-time ambassador, nominated by three presidents, whose last post was as Ambassador to Iraq.

This event is free and open to the public but you must register.
SILC Kickoff Event

Thursday, January 28
SEEC Building, East Campus
NE Corner, 2nd Floor
Beginning at 3:00 pm

Please join in for the kick-off and design event for SILC - the newly created Sustainability  Innovation Lab at Colorado. See  flyer for details. 
REDR Relief Worker Training

Thursday, March 17
10:30 am to 5:00 pm

EWB-USA has partnered with the Register of Engineers for Disaster Relief ( REDR UK) to offer a one day workshop titled "So You Think You Want to be a Relief Worker?"  You will be introduced to what a career in the humanitarian sector might look like. You will hear first hand experiences from individuals who have been involved in humanitarianism, learn about the nature of humanitarian relief, and discuss if an assignment in the humanitarian sector might be right for you.  The workshop will provide resources on how to find humanitarian assignments and answer questions such as:  How much does an assignment pay?  How long are typical assignments? How much experience do I need to be an attractive candidate? Where do I start? Click here to register. 
Center for Asian Studies Luncheon Series

Various Dates
12:00 pm
CAS Conference Room

The Center for Asian Studies is hosting a luncheon series with many interesting speakers. Some of the topics may be of interest to those interested in development. Visit their website to find details on dates and speakers. 
Employment Opportunities
Research Fellow in Rural Water Supply

Location: Cranfield University & Kenya
Start Date: April 1, 2016
Length: 12 month

Cranfield University is looking for someone who is passionate about improving water supply to the 748 million people who still do not have access to an improved source of drinking water.  The research will focus on sand dams, impermeable concrete structures constructed across seasonal rivers.  These structures trap both water and sediment behind them, in effect creating an aquifer.  Your research into the quality of water they produce for nearby communities will improve the scientific understanding of sand dams and provide aid donors with the confidence to invest in this low cost technology. Click here for more details. 
Black & Veatch Job Openings

Location: Dallas and Houston
Experience: 3-5 years 

Black & Veatch is looking to hire several young engineers in their Dallas and Houston offices. They are looking for engineers ranging from 1-5 years of experience in water/wastewater engineering as well as a few spring graduates. 

Resources
Mortenson Center Travel Grants

The Mortens on Center provides travel grants to students who are prese nting their EDC-related work at conferences. The amou nt of funds available has also recently increased! Students can now apply for $300 travel grants for domestic conferences and $500 grants for international conferences.  Details are available on the MCEDC resources website, in the section called " Conference Funding Opportunities ."
Devex Memberships

Remember if you are an EDC graduate student you now have a membership with Devex. This is a great resource for development news, jobs, and funding. 
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